Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Zippy Mandarin Orange Salad

Zippy Mandarin Orange Salad

serves 4 (side dish or entree)

Ingredients for salad:

8 cups of salad mix or lettuce

1 can mandarin oranges

1/4 cup craisins or raisins

2 additional vegetables (celery, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.)

2 cups of pecan halves (just plain)

1/2 cup Slenda or Stevia

1 tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil

Ingredients for dressing:

2-3 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar (or to desired taste)

1 tbsp. flaxseed oil

1 tsp. sea salt (optional)

2 tbsp. Splenda or Stevia (optional)

juice from mandarin oranges

1 packet or 1 scoop Mandarin Orange Spark


Add cooked/grilled chicken or poultry to serve as a main dish

Prep: Turn stove top heat on medium. Use non-stick skillet and combine coconut oil and pecans. Toast for approx. 1-2 minutes. Pour in the slenda and stir. Remove immediately and place pecans in bowl with the salad mix. Add other veggies, raisins and oranges.

Dressing: Drain mandarin oranges and save the juice in a bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar, oil, sea salt, splenda, and Mandarin Orange Spark mix. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together. (Add water if you want to dilute the taste.)

Finally - mix, serve, and enjoy!

I'm certain you will love this great recipe, especially during these hot days of summer, salad is great meal without a lot of time standing over a hot stove.

Until tomorrow, Blessings for a Glorious Day!

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